LOS ANGELES -- "Brown is a good coach 314 regular-season wins don't lie. He actually has a full season this year to show it. Let him."
I wrote that at the end of last week's "Three Thoughts"; I didn't know it was also going to be the end of Mike Brown.
I still stand by what I wroteMike Brown is a good coach.
He's just not the right coach for this Laker team.
It wasn't the second round playoff beating by OKC in last year's second round or the 1-4 start to the season that doomed Brown. It was the fact that the Lakers had lost all eight exhibitions and 14 of the last 15 games--most of them in very ugly fashion. Except for the first win of the 2012-13 season over the Detroit Pistons, the Lakers under Brown couldn't put together a consistent, passionate 48-minute effort.
The man who coached LeBron James and a Cleveland team certainly not loaded with talent into the 2007 NBA Finals, had lost his mojo with the Lakers.
The players we...